Photos and words by Matt Phillips
The time is here again for us to make our yearly pilgrimage out to to Las Vegas for The SEMA Show. This marks 8 years of us attending what most would call the MECCA of the automotive world. Each year, businesses and builders bring out the best of the best builds and products and put them on the world stage.
Since this is the first "full year" back after COVID slowed things down, we were very excited to see that the convention was back in full swing and the energy was high. People were genuinely excited to be there and to be back at such a special event. We had chance to walk around and talk to tons of people, along with many of our partners, and everyone seemed to equally share the excitement to just be back. Plain and simple.
As always, the builds in the Toyo Treadpass brought their A-Game's. This is usually one of the first places we stop whenever we arrive at the event and if you take a look at some of the photos below, you'll see why. These builders always bring out the best of the best and it really shows.
One of the highlights of SEMA was getting to meet the creative geniuses behind these automotive masterpieces. Talking to the designers, engineers, and builders was like stepping into a world where creativity knows no bounds.
SEMA isn't just about drooling over customized rides; it's also taking a glimpse into the future of the automotive industry. Electric vehicles (EVs) were in the spotlight, and boy, was it electrifying! The industry is evolving, and SEMA 2022 showcased the innovative technologies that are shaping the future of driving.
After a full day of car overload at the convention center, the nights in Vegas were a blast. SEMA after-parties and events were the perfect way to unwind and mingle with fellow car enthusiasts. The energy was infectious, and the passion for cars bonded us all. Whether it was swapping stories, sharing laughs, or dancing our way through the clubs, the SEMA experience wasn't confined to the convention center. Vegas truly came alive after hours, adding an extra dash of excitement to an already exhilarating adventure.
SEMA 2022 was everything I hoped for and more. It was a whirlwind of automotive everything, horsepower, and genuine car love. The passion in the air was contagious, and being surrounded by like-minded enthusiasts made it an unforgettable journey.
So, if you're a car enthusiast with gasoline running through your veins, mark SEMA on your calendar for next year. It's a bucket-list experience that every gearhead should have. Thank you for another unforgettable year, SEMA and we'll see you in 2023.